Rural Capital Grants

Tue 17th March, 2015 by Leicestershire Rural Partnership

Leicestershire Rural Partnerships have launched a modest Rural Capital Grants Scheme. Please see the link for scheme information, eligibility criteria, application guidance and application forms -

As there is only a limited amount of funding available, there has been only limited publicity. If you know of any suitable businesses who are looking for grants, would you please let them know about this scheme.

Grants of between £5,000-£15,000 will be available for capital expenditure. Grants will be subject to match funding of at least 60% of the total project cost. There is only around £70,000 available in total, so this will be a competitive process.

In order to be eligible for funding, businesses must:

Be based in a rural area of Leicestershire.

Be working in the food & drink, tourism, creative or land-based sectors.

Be defined as a 'small or micro-enterprise' (i.e. employing up to 50 full time equivalents).

Submit an up-to-date business plan and have relevant approvals (such as planning and building regulations) prior to making an application.

Consider environmental impacts in undertaking the work.

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